New Directions in Economic Empowerment: Cash Transfer and Asset Experiments in the US and Africa - May 5

The Columbia Population Research Center

is pleased to invite you to: 

"New Directions in Economic Empowerment:

Cash Transfer and Asset Experiments in the US and Africa"

 

RSVP REQUIRED

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WHEN & WHERE Friday, May 5, 2017 8:45am - 1:00pm Room 311/312, Columbia School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue (between 121st and 122nd)

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE A new wave of experiments is underway in both the US and Africa to test the potential of cash transfer and asset programs to provide social protection and enhance the health, and well-being of children, youth, and families. This conference brings together leading researchers who are at the forefront of these innovative new studies to share lessons and discuss next steps for this area of social policy which is attracting increasing attention both in the US and Africa.

 

The conference will feature presentations about a new US income supplement experiment, led by Greg Duncan of UC-Irvine and Kim Noble of Columbia, and ground-breaking cash transfer and asset experiments in Africa, led by Audrey Pettifor of UNC-Chapel Hill and Fred Ssewamala of Columbia. Jeanne Brooks-Gunn and Jane Waldfogel from Columbia, and Larry Aber from NYU, will provide comments and lead a group discussion. 

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